June 8, 2012
After having five babies, I thought I was an old pro and there was nothing that could surprise me. When I had my sixth child, that all went down the drain. Right away, we had feeding issues. My supply was very low and to top it off, my baby would pull away from me and cry. He was a very unhappy child and I was stumped. I was a member of the local LLL group, but having come from a close knit group in California, I was uncomfortable with the detached type feel of the group as were a couple of other moms. One gal started a local API group in our town...it was me and her for a long time! Following the guidelines of the group, we recovered. It turned out I had kidney disease and it was greatly affecting my supply. I learned to use a supplementor and he took to it after awhile. Most important, we discovered he was autistic and the touching, holding, etc. was indeed hurting him. Because of that one gal, and later, a couple of more, my little man, now 10, is the biggest cuddle bunny and so happy! He is attached in a significant way to us and to his siblings. API saved my child from a life without human touch...we didn't want him to hurt. I cannot say enough about API.
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